Re: purchasing music for in-class power point presentations

Gary Handman (
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 16:58:30 -0800 (PST)

Well...use of the entire song might be problemmatic (both technically and
from a Fair Use standpoint). I'd have a look at the CCUMC Multimedia Fair
Use Guidelines and take it from

Technically, it'd be a hell of lot easier to buy a cheapy oldies disc and
play it on a machine with a CD drive, sound card, and speakers.

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000

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On Tue, 23 Jan 2001, David Ofiara wrote:

> Greetings:
> I have a faculty member who wants to use the 1960's rendition of the audio recording "Blue Moon" as part of a power point presentation. The showings would only be in classrooms and auditoriums in a public community college for face to face instruction for regularly scheduled classes.
> Given fair use guidelines, what kind of rights (if any) do we need to purchase? Home Use (his copy of the song), the institution buying a home use copy, some kind of educational use rights, or public performance rights involving outfits like ASCAP.
> What should we do? Use the instructor's copy bought eons ago, grab a copy from napster and convert to a wav file, have the school buy a copy (home use), contact ASCAP or somebody else.
> If any of you have any advice we sure would appreciate it. What is your practice? How would you handle it? What are some web sites or print sources that offer guidelines to deal with such a utilization. Please post results to the list. Thank You VERY VERY much.
> Dave Ofiara
> Media and Reference Librarian
> Adirondack Community College
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